We Germans love our “Spaghetti Eis” – which is served in every single Italian ice-cream parlor in the country! And we believe it’s Italian, … so really originally true Italian like the Spaghetti Pasta itself!
Well, it’s actually indeed very German and hardly anybody outside of Germany really knows this ice-cream specialty invented back in 1969 in Germany (by an Italian!). In fact, there were several Italian owners of ice-cream parlors in Germany claiming to have been the first one to serve this special creation!
“Spaghetti Eis” comes on frozen whipped cream topped with a good portion of vanilla ice-cream squeezed through a potato ricer (or originally a German Spätzle press) to form the “Spaghetti”. Strawberry sauce and shredded bits of white chocolate on top create the look of tomato sauce and parmesan cheese. It looks great and tastes even better! Yummy!
For the poor ones of you not living in Germany, my friend Nadia who lives in the States now has written up the recipe on her blog.
For everyone else living in and visiting Frankfurt: I recommend Eis Fontanella on Kaiserstrasse for any of their delicious ice-cream flavors and of course the original Spaghetti Eis! Or, even better: why not challenge my recommendation and Fontanella by trying Spaghetti Eis at a couple of different local Italian ice-cream parlors to form your own personal opinion on this so very German specialty!?